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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

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Consumer Dynamics

Insights and research to interpret and act on our Consumer Confidence Index®, covering such topics as demographics and consumer behavior to help you identify opportunities for growth.

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Energy & Sustainability

Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.

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Global Value Chains

Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.

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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

A clear, cohesive picture of our outlook for the global economy, based on the forces that drive competitiveness and productivity, to help you maximize your global strategy.

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Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.

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Labor Markets

Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.

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Marketing & Brand Strategy

Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.

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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy

A strategic view of your business environment, along with the different conditions that impact purchasing of goods and services, to enhance your procurement practices and decisions.

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Conferences

Social Media & HR Seminars
08 - 09 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

The Mindful Business Seminar
06 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

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Publications

US Salary Increase Budgets for 2017
July 2016 | Research Report

US salary increase budgets for 2016 have a median increase of 3.00 percent, the same percentage as the previous six years. Projections for 2017 are also 3.00 percent.

Job Satisfaction: 2016 Edition: Tightening Labor Market Means More Opportunity, More Satisfaction
July 2016 | Research Report

Nearly half of US workers (49.6 percent), the highest percentage since 2005, are satisfied with their jobs. The tightening labor market may be partly responsible for this uptick in sentiment.

Full Economy & Business Environment publication list

Webcasts

Board Oversight: A key pillar of sustainability leadership
26 July, 2016 | KnowlEdge Series

Active engagement from the board of directors is a key determinant of sustainability leadership. This webcast examines the business practices that define leadership in corporate sustainability, with a special focus on the role of the board. CPE credit available

Latest Tax Legislation Trends and Their Impact on Corporate Financing Strategy
26 July, 2016 | Special Webcast

In this webcast we will hear from a corporate tax executive at Shell on how his interactions with his treasury counterpart are helping shape the company’s financing strategy. CPE credit available

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Thomas Singer
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 0.2%
  • China 0.5%
  • Euro Area 0.1%
  • France 0.4%
  • Germany 0.0%
  • India 0.1%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.4%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.3%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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